Kinstley v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

Filing 45

ORDER denying 32 Motion for Summary Judgment; finding as moot 34 Motion to Strike. Signed by Honorable David C. Bramlette, III on February 25, 2015. (AA)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI WESTERN DIVISION PATSY ANN KINSTLEY VS. PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO: 5:14-cv-5-DCB-MTP DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC. DEFENDANT ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DENYING MOTION TO STRIKE This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Motion for Summary Judgment [docket entry no. 32] and Motion to Strike [docket entry no. 34]. Defendant Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.’s, (“Dollar Tree”) motion to strike requests the Court to strike all expert testimony because Plaintiff Patsy Ann Kintsley had not designated any experts, including her treating physician, before the expert designation deadline had passed. Mem. Supp. 1, ECF No. 35. Dollar Tree’s motion for summary judgment argues that, if the motion to strike is granted, Kintsley will be unable to show causation without expert testimony. Mem. Supp. 2-3, ECF No. 33. On February 11, 2015, Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker granted Kinstley’s motion to amend the scheduling order, resetting the expert designation deadline to April 15, 2016. Order 4, ECF No. 44. Because the deadline is no longer expired, the Court finds that the motion to strike is moot. Further, the motion for summary judgment, so premised on the success of the motion to strike, will 1 be denied. Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Strike is DENIED as MOOT. FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment is DENIED. SO ORDERED this the 25th day of February 2015. /s/ David Bramlette UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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